Turn The Dharma Wheel
To provide a serene and safe environment for all comers, a spiritual home of peace and enlightenment, we are now renovating the New Buddha Jewel so that we can provide a better environment for more people who wish to come and learn. We invite all of you to support this effort and make a difference. Contributing to the building or remodeling of a monastery allows more people to learn from the Three Jewels; it benefits others and increases our merits at the same time. You are always welcome to make a free will donation.
Benefit All Sentient Beings
The Lotus Sutra says,
“If one builds stupas, temples, and statues,
It is as if one is seeing countless Buddhas.
One will attain supreme enlightenment,
Liberating countless sentient beings.”
The Existing Building
The existing building is an old church from the 1950s, the site covering approximately 97,000 square feet and the two story building is approximately 25,000 square feet total.
Support Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha
The Renovation Includes...
The renovation includes various spaces such as Main Lobby, Meditation hall, lecture hall, Dining hall, Conference room, library, children’s room, etc., and entails optimization of all hardware to meet the current functional needs and code requirements, such as high ceilings, comprehensive upgrades of mechanical, plumbing and electrical system and equipment, barrier-free facilities, addition of a new elevator and new landscapeping, etc. Our goal is to transform the existing church space into an environment suitable for meditation and the study of Buddhism. In order to give back to the community, Buddha Jewel also actively cooperates with the Shoreline City government on the street improvement as well as environmental conservation in line with altruistic principle supported by Dharma teaching, “benefit self also benefit others”.
The blessings and merits are inconceivable
The Sutra says, “With one act of dana, we will reap ten thousand-fold.” The blessings and merits from building a monastery are inconceivable. Please join us in supporting the renovation of Buddha Jewel Monastery — a spiritual home of peace and enlightenment.